The Holy Ones

Growing up a in an evangelical tradition, our focus was always on conversion, getting people saved. It was understood as a one-time, all-or-nothing event. There was always some discussion of what came after, but it was a little muddled. That one event made us a new creature, casting aside the concerns of the flesh. However, I was not alone in …

On Labor Day, Money and Millennials

  This past Sunday, we talked about money. I thought it would be awkward, but, as I should have expected, everyone was generous and kind. If anyone is considering whether to come to Church in the Cliff and wondering what kind of place it is, I’m proud to say that’s it: generous and kind. The reason we were talking about …

The Good Samaritan

Our friend and scholar Lindsey Mosher Trozzo lead worship this past weekend, as Scott was on vacation. She was kind enough to provide a summary of the conversation for this week’s blog. Scott was sad to miss it and heard that Lindsey “killed it.” Thank you, Lindsey! Sunday we looked at the Story of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10. …

Creation Care for Christians: Animals

In Chapter 6 of Inhabiting Eden, Patricia Tull enumerates the terrible ways we treat animals, especially in Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs). I encourage you to read this list if you have the stomach for it. If you are easily traumatized by the suffering of animals, I recommend skipping that part of the chapter. You probably know it all, anyway. …